DUE TO COVID-19 Shute Festival is currently offering events via zoom with recordings available on our youtube channel after the event. Full details of how to join each event via zoom will be sent to our mailing list and posted on the website a week beforehand. Biographies and details of the speakers and events are under the Speaker tab.
Thursday 30 APRIL 6:00pm: Human Rights in the Covid-19 Climate. Panel discussion with Professor of Law TAWIA BAIDOE ANSAH, Afghan charity director RAHELA SIDDIQI, film director LISA CLIFFORD and modern slavery and trafficking lawyer AHMED AYDEED. Moderated by SAMANTHA KNIGHTS QC.
Friday 22 MAY 6:00 pm: SOPHY ROBERTS on The Lost Pianos of Siberia
Thursday 11 JUNE 6:00 pm: JAMES CROWDEN on The Frozen River - Seeking Silence in the Himalaya
Thursday 25 JUNE 6:00 pm: CHRISTINA LAMB on Our Bodies, Their Battlefield
Thursday 9 JULY 6:00 pm: ROBERT TWIGGER on Walking the Great North Line
Thursday 30 JULY 6:00 pm: PETER FIENNES on Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers
Thursday 10 SEPTEMBER 6:00pm: MARTIN HESP on Tales From The Lockdown: Six Stories of Rural Life Written During Coronavirus
Friday 18 SEPTEMBER 6-7:15 pm (Singalong & Concert): POLINA SHEPHERD: Russian and Yiddish songs
Thursday 24 SEPTEMBER 6:00pm: SUSAN OWENS on Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers, and the British Landscape
Thursday 8 October 6:00 pm: LUKE HARDING on Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia's Remaking of the West
Thursday 15 October 6:00 pm: The Future of British Farming. Panel Discussion with MARY QUICKE, FRANCIS (HERBI) BLAKE, and ANTHONY GIBSON. Moderated by JAMES CROWDEN.
Friday 23 OCTOBER 7:30 pm: TRACEY CHEVALIER on A Single Thread
Thursday 12 November 6:00 pm: RICKY ROMAIN in concert at Shute House on his sitar
Friday 20 NOVEMBER 7:30pm: THE SOUTH COUNTRY: A folk/classical fusion of traditional English tunes
Saturday 21 NOVEMBER 7:30pm: ABI DARE on The Girl with the Louding Voice